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25 Awesome Gifts for Everyone 2017

Need to find the perfect gift for um, everyone? Here are my 25 Awesome Gifts for Everyone 2017 Is anyone else in a final countdown to the kids finishing school with a 1/2 day this Friday? That is really, really soon guys. Really soon. I’d say my Christmas shopping is about 60% done, but with a few VIPs unaccounted… Read more »

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18 Easy Easter Crafts: Perfect, Simple Crafts for Easter

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite easy Easter crafts for an afternoon in the craft room or the kitchen. Start with easy easter egg crafts, then check out some Easter food crafts, Easter tabletop crafts, and if you’re up for it, some more involved, but no less adorable Easter sewing projects. 18 Easy Easter Crafts
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Easy Cucumber Roll Up Recipe: An Everything But the Bagel Seasoning Recipe

This easy cucumber roll up recipe looks like a bundle of roses and tastes like garlic and onion goodness thanks to Everything but the Bagel seasoning.

I love bagels. But alas, I cannot eat all the carbolicious goodness that is an everything bagel on the regular. So add me to the list of Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel seasoning devotees. This Everything but the Bagel seasoning recipe is light, but has that crunchy deliciousness and a smear of cream cheese that make bagels so satisfying. Learn how to make this easy cucumber roll up recipe that looks like a plate of spring flowers.
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With only 4 ingredients and a little but of energy, you can whip up this Easy Cucumber Roll Up recipe to delight your guests at your next party, or just too munch on while you watch The Crown. The queen would approve.
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Perfect London 3 Day Itinerary

I just returned from my first trip to London and Paris and while I’m no expert on these amazing cities I feel like I’ve come up with the Perfect London 3 Day Itinerary which left me feeling fulfilled and yet not exhausted. Indulge me while I share a little about my trip which included a little sight seeing, a little shopping, a little hanging in cozy pubs and a dash of theatrics.

If you are planning a trip to London this year (and you really should) I hope this Perfect London 3 Day Itinerary gives you some ideas for your own trip. Since I traveled in January, some of my activities are geared towards winter in London, which basically just means more mulled wine, more trips on the underground (vs walking) and shorter lines at the tourist attractions, so basically a win-win-win.

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Heart Shaped Tomato Galette Recipe

This is a Valentine’s Day recipe, but you can go ahead and make it in a circle shape and eat it any time of year. The parmesan crust is so buttery and fluffy, and the tomatoes burst with flavor on a bed of caramelized onions and cheese.
Folding into a cute heart shape was a fun way to make it a Valentine’s Day recipe, and just made me happy.

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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe

I adore Brussels sprouts, especially roasted up with bacon and apples, but it’s the time of year for healthier eating, so I thought I’d share my favorite shaved Brussels sprout salad recipe. Brussels sprouts make a nice alternative to the same old lettuce, and create a crunchy slaw that’s perfect as a side dish or a lunch of its own. Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Walnuts
If you decide to add bacon, I won’t be mad, ’cause that would be delicious.
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Seychelles Itinerary: What to do in Seychelles, Africa

Heading to Seychelles? Lucky! Let’s start with a little background info and dive into a complete Seychelles itinerary that will cover what to do, where to stay, and which beaches to spend your hours relaxing upon.
Seychelles Itinerary: What to do in Seychelles
The island nation of Seychelles is tiny in land size only – the 115 granite and coral islands that make up the archipelago total only 117 square miles of land, but the African country also controls 3.5 million square miles of ocean. Located 930 miles east of Kenya in the Indian Ocean, the Republic of Seychelles is a beach lovers paradise, with the three major islands of Mahé, Praslin, and Le Digue playing host to several of the world’s most magnificent coasts, including Anse Lazio, named the most beautiful beach in the world on numerous top ten lists year after year.
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If you can afford to travel like Brad and Angie or George and Amal then rent one of Seychelles 15 privately owned islands, which you can get to only by helicopter, but for the rest of us, here is a Seychelles itinerary that breaks down how to spend your retreat on the jewel of the vanilla islands.
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25 Awesome Gifts for Everyone 2017

Need to find the perfect gift for um, everyone? Here are my 25 Awesome Gifts for Everyone 2017

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Is anyone else in a final countdown to the kids finishing school with a 1/2 day this Friday? That is really, really soon guys. Really soon. I’d say my Christmas shopping is about 60% done, but with a few VIPs unaccounted for, namely my very deserving husband who loves Christmas gifts more than anyone I know. Luckily, after I finish this post, Im going to head over to Jaime’s 11 Awesome Gifts For Guys 2017 post and pick some winners. Since Jaime did the heavy lifting for me, I thought it only fair that I pull together some gift ideas for everyone else. This post will focus on gifts for the womenz and childrenz. Namely, things I have and love, things I really, really want and things my kids have been into in 2017.

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Asian Quick Pickled Carrots Recipe

We’ve been eating a ton of these asian quick pickled carrots lately. I made them on a whim when I had an overabundance of carrots, and we started throwing them in quinoa bowls, on top of pork meatballs, in rice-paper wraps, and lately on Korean-style beef tacos.
Asian Quick Pickled Carrots Recipe These asian quick pickled carrots are so easy to make, so whip some up and keep them stocked in the fridge to add a little acidic bite to your next sandwich, or toss them with some sesame seeds and herbs for a nice side-dish salad. I love asian quick pickled carrots most with Korean style beef, cilantro, a sprinkling of crushed peanuts, and a swirl of sriracha mayo…Image of an Asian Taco with Pickled Carrots
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